Breach, Data Security, Incident Response, TDR

Due to hack, Sony requests financial filing extension

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Sony's IT infrastructure has yet to recover from a cyberattack that disrupted network operations, and now reportedly forced it to delay its Q3 financial reporting.

According to CNN Money, Sony said that its systems, including financial and accounting applications, won't be restored until early February because of the “amount of destruction and disruption that occurred, and the care necessary to avoid further damage by prematurely restarting functions.”

Last month, it surfaced that hackers had infected Sony Pictures' networks with data-wiping malware as part of a multi-pronged attack against the entertainment giant, which also resulted in the leak of sensitive employee data and embarrassing email correspondence between execs. 

In a Friday article, Reuters also reported on the continued setback for Sony, saying that the company asked financial regulators to move its filing date from Feb. 16 to March 31.

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